Arvind Kejriwal calls demonetisation a ‘major scam’, levels charges of ‘favouritism’ against Modi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called demonetisation by government a "major scam" on Saturday.

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New Delhi, Nov 12: On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister conducted a press meet in Delhi, where he told reporters that the recent measure of Narendra Modi-led government to demonetise high value currency notes was a "major scam".

The press meet comes close on the heels of major difficulties faced by customers to exchange money from banks for the last three days.

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Kejriwal accused Modi government of selectively leaking the demonetisation move decision to some people and 'favourite corporate houses'.

Before addressing the media, Kejriwal tweeted:

Recently, Modi announced the scarpping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, as a measure to fight against black money and corruption.

"A huge scam has been perpetrated a few days ago in the name of tackling corruption," Kejriwal said.

"When the PM announced the move, he had informed all of his friends who had black money and they secured their money," the Delhi CM added. 

The AAP leader questioned the "intent and implementation" of the move. Kejriwal told reporters that the government had gone ahead with the move knowing fully well that the ATMs presently used are not configured to dispense the new Rs 2000 notes.

"What kind of person holds black money in this country? Is it the Adanis, Ambanis, Subhash Chandras and Badals? Or is it rickshawala, cobbler, labourer or farmer?" he asked.

The Delhi Chief Minister demanded the government to roll back demonetisation decision.

"The government must roll back demonetisation decision immediately. This will lead to massive financial crisis by causing loss of jobs," Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal said demonetisation is a "surgical strike" on common man and not black money.

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